Culley's Seeds source a range of mild to superhot chilli seeds from chillis around the world, to allow you to grow your own range of exotic chillis.
Culleys Manzano Chilli – Approx. 25 chilli seeds
Manzano is pronounced: mahn zah noh. Manzano chillies are relatives of the hot & spicy South American rocoto pepper. Manzano chillies are most often used in their fresh form because the pods are so thick that they are difficult to dry. They are great for making hot salsas.
The Manzano chilli pepper is unusual in that it has black seeds. The Manzano pepper is one of the few chilies that are cultivated in Mexico that are not included in the Capsicum annuum species. It is part of the Capsicum pubescens species from the Andes region. Its name translates to apple, and is also known as Chile Peron, Chile Caballo, and Chile Ciruelo. It is resistant to low temperatures and is typically grown at high altitudes. It turns to a yellow-orange color when reaching maturity.
The Manzano pepper generally rates between 12,000 and 50,000 Scoville units on the Scoville heat index.